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China announces its ambition to become world leader in AI by 2030

China has revealed its plans which it believes if successfully executed will make it the world leader in AI (artificial intelligence) by 2030 - which would see the industry worth around $147.7 billion. China's state council disclosed a three-step roadmap it has established, in which it outlined its thinking behind AI and how it expects the technology to be developed and deployed.

SoftBank to invest in energy big data analysis platform “Encored”

Japan's SoftBank announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement of investment in Energy IoT Platformer, ENCORED INC. ("Encored"). On August 1, the corporate name will change from ENCORED INC. to Encored Japan Inc. ("Encored Japan"). SoftBank will also invest in Encored USA.

China’s largest social media company set to enter ‘smart TV’ sector

China's largest social media and gaming organization, will enter the domain of the 'smart TV' sector following the announcement that it has reached an agreement with TCL Corp. Tencent Holdings has agreed to allow its video content to be streamed on TCL's 'smart TVs' - which will expand its content dominance from mobile phones to living rooms.

US expert predicts AI technology will play a key role in securing ‘smart cities’

An AI expert employed by a leading US based computing firm has claimed that AI (Artificial Intelligence) will play a key role in securing 'smart cities' - as nations continue to pursue smart city initiatives, projects and programs on a global basis in order to improve urban living. AI can enable law enforcement units to predict where crime could potentially be carried out after collecting and subsequently analyzing data retrieved from sensors and cameras.

Why are India’s ethical hackers adored abroad but ignored at home?

The recent ransomware cyber-attack which targeted a series of large corporations and multinationals on a global scale has increased the focus on the issue of cybersecurity. India is home to an army of 'ethical hackers' who earn vast sums of money protecting foreign corporations and global technology leaders from cyber-attacks. However, at home in India these hackers are largely ignored - which poses the question is their unique skillset misunderstood or distrusted?

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